From 2:45-3:45 PM, visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
From 4:00-5:00 PM, explore the New Mexico State Capitol building and view its wonderful art collection; there are many paintings by famous New Mexico artists.
Bus departs for the hotel at 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Bus departs at 7:15 PM to take you to the Santa Fe Opera for tonight's performance of Verdi's "La Traviata." Honoring the bicentennial of Verdi's birth, the Santa Fe Opera revives on of his most popular operas. Glamour and gaiety are on full display in director-designer Laurent Pelly's vision of the Parisian demimonde, but so is a much darker side. While elegant gowns and jewels create a glittering tableau, the partygoers of "La Traviata" inhabit a cynical world of power relations. Making her Santa Fe Opera debut as Violetta is American soprano Brenda Rae, who has generated excitement in starring roles in Europe. Tenor Michael Fabiano is Alfredo, Violetta's lover.
Bus returns to the hotel LATE.Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Upon return to Santa Fe, you can be dropped off in the downtown area (if you wish), as dinner tonight is on your own and a free evening follows. Or, if you'd prefert to go back to the hotel, the bus will take you there at this time.
If you choose to be dropped off downtown, you'll need to arrange for your own transportation back to the hotel by city bus or taxi.Dinner: Dinner on your own tonight; your group leader can provide suggestions for your dining pleasure both in the downtown area and the area surrounding the hotel.Evening: Free evening. Your group leader can make some suggestions for evening entertainment, if you wish.Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
There will be some free time after you return to the hotel to rest and get ready for tonight's opera.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Bus departs at 7:15 PM to take you to the Santa Fe Opera for tonight's performance of Rossin's "La Donna del Lago."
The brooding hills of Scotland have held a special attraction for composers starting with Rossini, whose "La Donna del Lago" was the first opera to be based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott. This dramatic tale remains Scott's best-plotted love story, and Rossini's most romantic opera. The incomparable Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, Elena. Acclaimed at the Paris Opera and La Scala, DiDonato has become today's foremost interpreter of this spectacular role. The cast also features two stellar coloratura tenors, Lawrence Brownlee and Rene Barbera, in the high-flying roles of Uberto and Rodrigo. Daniela Barcellona sings the role of Malcolm. Stephen Lord returns to lead this Santa Fe debut.
Bus returns to the hote LATE.Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner